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Know all about KIIT School of Management: Interview with Kaushik Ghosh (Alumnus)

Know all about KIIT School of Management: Interview with Kaushik Ghosh (Alumnus)

Edited By Piyush Chaudhary | Updated on Dec 15, 2022 04:15 PM IST | #KSOM Bhubaneswar

KIIT School of Management (KSOM) was established in 1993 in the city of Bhubaneswar. KSOM is affiliated to KIIT University. The institute offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral level degree courses like BBA, MBA, Super MBA, Ph.D Management and Ph.D Management (Part-time). The MBA programme of KIIT School of Management is approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). As per the National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021, KSOM was ranked 31st in the B-School category. Admission to KSOM courses is on the basis of marks scored in the national/ state/ university-level examinations. KSOM Bhubaneswar also provides scholarships to students in the form of tuition fee waivers.

Know all about KIIT School of Management: Interview with Kaushik Ghosh (Alumnus)
Know all about KIIT School of Management: Interview with Kaushik Ghosh (Alumnus)

Careers360 brings you an interview with Kaushik Ghosh, Associate Project Manager at EY GDS India. He did his MBA from KIIT School of Management in 2008-10. In this interview, Kaushik shares his experience at KSOM. What was the student life like inside the institute? How did he choose the MBA programme at KSOM Bhubaneswar? And other important things from a students perspective about KIIT School of Management. To know more about KSOM Bhubaneswar read the full interview of Kaushik Ghosh with Careers360 below.

Careers360. Tell us about your domain and your work profile. At the professional level, did you pursue the same field you were interested in, or did you switch?

Kaushik Ghosh: I work with Ernst & Young Global Development Services. I work as a Business Analyst in projects which build Know Your Customer (KYC) software for global banks. I did my MBA in Finance and have always been associated with the financial sector.

Also Read: KSOM Courses & Fees

Careers360. Can you briefly tell us about your career path so far?

Kaushik Ghosh: In 2010, I started my career as a Financial Analyst with Northern Trust. My career got a boost when I got a job with Accenture as a Business Analyst. Since then, I have continued in FinTech. Software projects have given me the opportunity to travel to many countries in Europe and the Middle East.

Careers360. Is the Industry work different from what you learned at KIIT School of Management?

Kaushik Ghosh: Apart from classroom studies, if students interact with the professors and follow their instructions during various assignments, they can better prepare themselves for the corporate world.

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Careers360. How do you think your time at KSOM has added value to your professional and personal life?

Kaushik Ghosh: KSOM gave me the confidence to face new challenges. As a student, I was active in all college events, which immensely helped me in my corporate/ professional career. I found my best friends at KSOM. They are the pillars of my life.

Careers360. What was your initial thought process when you joined KSOM?

Kaushik Ghosh: My initial thought was to get a good job, but I got a lot more than that.

Careers360. You must have had a memorable time at KSOM. Do you miss being a part of it? Share a few good memories.

Kaushik Ghosh: I miss the college events, Sunday breakfast with my best friends, and birthday celebrations in our hostel.

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Careers360. Briefly take us through your life at the campus, the activities you used to do, and your routine life.

Kaushik Ghosh: I was the head of the student council and a class representative. On weekdays or weekends, I was always busy with some events. This gave me good access to my teachers and our admin staff. I liked spending time in my hostel. I vividly remember those days when my friends and I watched IPL in our hostel.

Careers360. Apart from academics, what were the other activities you were involved in, and how did they enrich your life?

Kaushik Ghosh: Myself, Saurav, and Siddharth; had one thing in common, a love for realistic movies. We watched and analyzed many such movies; our favorite was "The Pursuit of Happyness”. The movie left a huge impression on our lives.

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Careers360. How did you keep updated with the industrial requirements, and what was the role of the institute in it?

Kaushik Ghosh: At KSOM, we used to have seminars with eminent corporate personalities that gave us a good idea about the skills we needed to develop. Our professors used to guide us during our class assignments on what areas we should focus on to prepare ourselves better.

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Careers360. You are a proud alumnus of this top College. What is the best part of KSOM from a student's perspective?

Kaushik Ghosh: The best part of KSOM is its infrastructure. We have the best library, state-of-the-art classrooms, amphitheaters, and playgrounds.

Careers360. What is your suggestion/guidance for MBA aspirants?

Kaushik Ghosh: Make the most of the two years. Soak in as much knowledge as you can from teachers. They are the best book you will get to read in your life. Always feel proud to be a KIITian.

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Hi aspirant,

Hope you are doing good.

There are lots of colleges in which you can apply at this score. The names of these colleges are:

  • Amrita School of Business.
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management.
  • Indian Institute of Foreign Management( Bhopal)
  • Christ University Bangalore.
  • BIMTECH Greater Noida

and there are other colleges as well which you can apply to at 78.28 percentile. I am attaching the link below through which you can see the names of all these colleges.

Or you can predict the calls of colleges that you can get with this percentile by clicking on this link:

Hope this helps.

KIIT school of management is placed on rank 31 in india by NIRF,mhrd,govt of india and it also get  a tag of institution of Eminence  from ugc,mhrd,govt of has highly experienced faculty from IIM'S/IIT'S/IRMA with big corporate experience.

Admission is based on CAT/MAT/GMAT/ATMA/CMAT/XAT/KIITEE followed by gd and personal interview and candidate must complete bachelor degree with 50 percent looking at your academic performance and your mat percentile you have chance for gdpi.apply from their official website before 10 January 2022 as there new academic session start from January. application for mba is 1250 rs and total course fees is around 15 lakh.

All the best!!!

Hello Aspirant,

As per your query for good MBA colleges accepting MAT score, you can opt for following colleges:


ABS Academy of Science, Technology & Management (



ARKA Jain University (



Asian School of Business Management (



Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Management Science (



Christ Institute of Management (



Dr D Y Patil B School (



Flame School of Business (



Flame School of Communication (



IILM Academy of Higher Learning (



Accurate Institute of Advanced Management (

Greater Noida


Accurate Institute of Management & Technology (

Greater Noida


AIMA-Centre for Management Education (

New Delhi


Ansal University (



ABBS School of Management (



Acharya Bangalore B-School



Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences (



Adarsh Institute of Management & Information Technology (



Administrative Staff College of India (


Hello Dear,

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) School of Management commonly referred to as KSOM offers ranked and recognized programs in Management. There is BBA, MBA and Ph.D. offered on the basis of entrance exams. It is considered as one of the Best B-Schools in Eastern India. It is located in Bhubaneswar and was established in 1993 initially known as the Institute of Business Administration and Training (IBAT). It has been ranked 32 at all all India level by NIRF Rankings.

As per the the last year cutoff for admission in MBA in MAT score was 85 Percentile. You should wait for result and prepare for the next step.

Good Luck

Hii Dikshyant Priyadarshi,

Congratulations for your mat score, you performed well in this exam.

With a percentile of 58.77 and composite score of 565.5 out of 800, you are definitely eligible for taking admission in your post graduation course, hopefully you have also completed your graduation or you are a final year student appearing in final exam because that's also the compulsory eligibility.

With this score you can target many good colleges like:-

  1. ITM navi mumbai
  2. Jims Rohini
  3. Jims Kalkaji
  4. Amity University
  5. Asian business school
  6. IILM University gurgaon
  7. IILM Lodhi road
  8. Bennett University
  9. EMPI school of business
  10. IMS Noida
  11. GL Bajaj institute of management
  12. Asian Pacific business school

I hope this information would be helpful for you and could have cleared your all doubts.

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